Rare Textiles and Fashion
Backstage Dior
Backstage Dior
Hardcover      ISBN: 3832793461
Catwalking: Photographs by Chris Moore
Photographs by Chris Moore
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786270633

Chris Moore is the undisputed king of catwalk photography. His six-decade career includes images of all the iconic catwalk shows because he was at them all.

This is the ultimate and only edit of Moore's work throughout his career and covering the changing face of the catwalk.

Covering each of the decades images are accompanied with essays by award-winning fashion critic Alexander Fury, based on extensive interviews with Moore, exploring Moore's career along with key catwalk moments.

From Coco Chanel's final show to Galliano's graduation, supermodels to showstoppers, McQueen to Versace and more Catwalking presents the definitive catwalk highlights captured by the man who has seen and shot it all.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419700022

Dubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his pr t- -porter collections were first shown in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading designers in recent decades.

Published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Abrams in conjunction with the first-ever retrospective on Gaultier, this stunning hardcover book in a slipcase explores the ties between the designer and the pop/rock music scene, film, and dance, and sheds light on his sources of inspiration, which are as eclectic as they are impertinent.

The first major monograph on Gaultier brings together archival documents and over fifty interviews with Gaultier's muses and colleagues, as well as the artists he has created costumes for: Pedro Almod var, Catherine Deneuve, Madonna, Helen Mirren, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Martin Margiela, Pierre Cardin, Dita Von Teese, Marion Cotillard, Kylie Minogue, Polly Mellen, and Tom Ford, to name just a few.

It features many previously unpublished illustrations thanks to the collaboration of renowned fashion photographers and the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier. The publication also includes two interviews with Gaultier, one by Florence M ller, art historian, and the other by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, as well as an interview with Valerie Steele, fashion historian and director of New York's Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). An essay written by Suzy Menkes looks at Gaultier's fashion shows and examines their visionary reflection of society's evolution over the past thirty-five years.

Slipcase is cracked.

Il Tempo L'emozione
Il Tempo L'emozione
Hardcover      SKU: 1199470082
Natural Dyes: Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science
Natural Dyes
Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science
Hardcover      ISBN: 190498200x

At a time when more and more plants and animals are threatened with extinction by humanity's ever-increasing pressure on the land and oceans of the planet, this book sets out to record sources of colorants discovered and used on all the continents from antiquity until the present day. Some 300 plants and 30 animals (marine molluscs and scale insects) are illustrated and discussed by the author, whose passion for natural dyes, with their colors of unequalled richness and subtlety, has taken her across the globe in search of dye sources and dyers. Botanical and zoological details are given for each source and chemical structures for each dye. Dyes employed by different civilizations are illustrated and relevant historical recipes and detailed descriptions of dyeing-processes by traditional dyers are quoted and explained in the light of modern science. Other current uses of such colorants, such as in medicine, and as colorants for food and cosmetics, are also noted. Although natural dyes have been largely replaced by synthetic dyes, increasing worldwide awareness of the harmful consequences of the pollution resulting from the production and use of some synthetic colorants has led to a significant revival and renewed interest in natural colorants. As potential renewable resources, natural dyes are an integral part of the major issue of our time: sustainable development. The aim of this book is to provide a scientific background for this important debate.

Needle-craft : Artistic and Practical
Needle-craft : Artistic and Practical
by Missing
Hardcover      SKU: 1199411647

"Sm4to, 277pgs + Advertisements. Full bound in light green cloth with purple and gilt stamped illustration and titling on front board and purple titling on spine. Lovely black & white illustrations of needle craft examples and designs on almost every page. Book is solid and interior is clean; except for previous owner's name in pencil on verso of second blank and very mild toning. Boards are bright and clean, edges and corners lightly worn and slightly bumped. Spine joints and ends have light wear as well, titling slightly faded.

Old Times : A Picture of Social Life *at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Old Times : A Picture of Social Life *at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Hardcover      SKU: 1199238406

"*AT THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 1885, Small 4to, 394 pgs +ads. Ex-library. Full bound red cloth with gilt pictoral on front board, morocco leather title label on spine. Numerous illustration plates throughout text. Gilt top edge of text block, deckle exterior edge. Some dust soil on block edges and cloth. Clean apart from ex-library markings. A solid book.

Paris, 1962: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, The Early Collections
Paris, 1962
Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, The Early Collections
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847831280

On assignment for Esquire magazine in 1962, fashion photographer and filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg documented the ultra-exclusive world of French haute couture in stunning photographs of famous fashion icons. All the glamour and drama of the runway is presented, including images of Yves Saint Laurent's first collection after leaving Dior, as well as tastemakers such as Diana Vreeland and American Vogue editor Jessica Daves mingling in the chic crowds. As an insider, Schatzberg was permitted entry into the private, behind-the-scenes world of the models and photographers, which he reveals in candid images of renowned photographers such as Helmut Newton, William Klein, Hiro, and Norman Parkinson perfecting their glamour shots.Schatzberg's images embody an era in fashion history, and document the glamour, intrigue, and opulence of the Parisian runway shows. With an eye for subtle moments of elegance, drama, and humor, Schatzberg captures the essence of the period's style and grace.

Peace is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation
Peace is the Way
Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation
Paperback      ISBN: 1570753156

From the pages of Fellowship magazine, this volume highlights the writings of some of the preeminent peacemakers of our century. These seventy original and classic essays offer a comprehensive reader in nonviolence while also chronicling the struggle for peace and justice in the twentieth century. For students, activists, and all who share an interest in building a more just and peaceful world.

Rene Gruau
Rene Gruau
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847805662

"4to, unpaginated, 74 color plates, near fine with small closed tear to rear of dj and small indentation at spine. Binding is solid. no owner's identification present. Introductory text by Frieda Grafe, forward by Hubert de Givenchy, interview with Gruau by Joelle Chariau. Color plates are bright and sharp, Gruau's work immediately recalls the excitement of Tolouuse Lautrec's Moulin Rouge series. A beautiful copy.